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Penrose, Roger

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Works: 313 works in 1,262 publications in 9 languages and 25,897 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Fiction  Science fiction  Art  Documentary films  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, wpr, Honoree, Illustrator, Interviewee, Performer
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The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )

63 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to the universe aims to provide a comprehensive account of our present understanding of the physical universe, and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It attempts to convey an overall understanding--a feeling for the deep beauty and philosophical connotations of the subject, as well as of its intricate logical interconnections. While a work of this nature is challenging, no particular mathematical knowledge is assumed, the early chapters providing the essential background for the physical theories described in the remainder of the book. There is also enough descriptive material to carry the less mathematically inclined reader through, as well as some 450-500 figures. The book counters the common complaint that cutting-edge science is fundamentally inaccessible
Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness by Roger Penrose( Book )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penrose contends that some aspects of the human mind lie beyond computation. This is not a religious argument (that the mind is something other than physical) nor is it based on the brain's vast complexity (the weather is immensely complex, says Penrose, but it is still a computable thing, at least in theory). Instead, he provides powerful arguments to support his conclusion that there is something in the conscious activity of the brain that transcends computation - and will find no explanation in terms of present-day science. To illuminate what he believes this "something" might be, and to suggest where a new physics must proceed so that we may understand it, Penrose cuts a wide swathe through modern science, providing penetrating looks at everything from Turing computability and Godel's incompleteness, via Schrodinger's Cat and the Elitzur-Vaidman bomb-testing problem, to detailed microbiology
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking book providing a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is the universe's ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that all matter will eventually thin out to zero density, with huge black holes finally evaporating away into massless energy. Roger Penrose--one of the most innovative mathematicians of our time--turns around this predominant picture of the universe's "heat death," arguing how the expected ultimate fate of our accelerating, expanding universe can actually be reinterpreted as the "Big Bang" of a new one. Along the way to this remarkable cosmological picture, Penrose sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of our universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes. Intellectually thrilling and accessible, Cycles of Time is another essential guide to the universe from one of our preeminent thinkers"--Provided by publisher
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
Spinors and space-time by Roger Penrose( Book )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia by Brian W Aldiss( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led by Tom Jefferies, the colonists on Mars struggle to survive and thrive when all contact is cut off with EUPACUS, as the industrialized nations of Earth are know
Fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe by Roger Penrose( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas--string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to 'conformal cyclic cosmology,' an idea so fantastic that it could be called 'conformal crazy cosmology.' The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures"--Provided by publisher
Quantum concepts in space and time( Book )

16 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum gravity : an Oxford symposium by Chris J Isham( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Techniques of differential topology in relativity by Roger Penrose( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hermann Weyl, 1885-1985 : centenary lectures by Chen Ning Yang( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fantastic world of M.C. Escher by Michele Emmer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through colleagues' accounts and computer animated recreations of his work, this documentary explores the genius of the Dutch graphic artist. Learn about the man behind the intricate and mysterious designs and his sources of inspiration for them
Quantum gravity 2 : a second Oxford symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycles of time : [an extraordinary new view of the universe] by Roger Penrose( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking book provides a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions and sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of the universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes
Spinors and space-time by Roger Penrose( Book )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors
A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation by Hector Zenil( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, with a foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, discusses the foundations of computation in relation to nature. It focuses on two main questions: What is computation? How does nature compute? The contributors are world-renowned experts who have helped shape a cutting-edge computational understanding of the universe. They discuss computation in the world from a variety of perspectives, ranging from foundational concepts to pragmatic models to ontological conceptions and philosophical implications. The volume provides a state-of-the-art collection of technical papers and non-technical essays
The geometric universe : science, geometry, and the work of Roger Penrose by S. A Huggett( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Symposium "Geometric Issues in the Foundations of Science" was held over 5 days in June 1996 in St John's College Osford in honour of Prefessor Sir Roger Penrose in his 65th year
 
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The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe
Alternative Names
Ball, Rouse.

Penrose R.

Penrose R. 1931-

Penrose, R. (Roger)

Penrose, Roger

Penrose, Roger Sir 1931-

Penrouz, R.

Penrouz, Rodžer 1931-

Rodžers Penrouzs

Roger Penrose britisk fysikar og matematikar

Roger Penrose britisk fysiker og matematiker

Roger Penrose Brits wiskundige

Roger Penrose brittisk fysiker och matematiker

Roger Penrose englischer Mathematiker und theoretischer Physiker

Roger Penrose English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician and philosopher

Roger Penrose fisico, matematico e filosofo britannico

Roger Penrose físico matemático y filósofo inglés

Roger Penrose fizyk i matematyk angielski

Roger Penrose physicien et mathématicien britannique

Rogerius Penrose

Пенроуз, Р

Пенроуз, Р. (Роджер), 1931-

Пенроуз, Роджер

Пенроуз, Роджер, 1931-

Роджер Пенроуз английский учёный, активно работающий в различных областях математики, общей теории относительности и квантовой теории

Роджър Пенроуз

Роџер Пенроуз англиски математичар и физичар

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רוג'ר פנרוז

רוג'ר פנרוז סופר בריטי

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روجر بنروز

ڕۆجە پێنرۆز

রজার পেনরোজ

ਰੋਜਰ ਪੈਨਰੋਜ਼

உரோசர் பென்ரோசு

റോജർ പെൻറോസ്

로저 펜로즈 영국의 수학자

펜로즈, 로저 1931-

ペンローズ, ロジャー

ロジャー・ペンローズ

罗杰·彭罗斯

羅傑·潘洛斯

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Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousnessCycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universeThe large, the small, and the human mindSpinors and space-timeWhite Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopiaTechniques of differential topology in relativityHermann Weyl, 1885-1985 : centenary lecturesThe fantastic world of M.C. Escher